Blood Red: Hooptober 9.0: Week Two

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We’re back on our normal roll, chopping off five films this week and slipping in the gore of the moment. As promised after the fun of X I went back to the beginning to revisit The House of the Devil, Ti West’s debut. Then it was off to happy place, visiting two slices of Hammer horror with The Gorgon and The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll. There’s a slight detour into animation with the wonderful Poe anthology Extraordinary Tales before settling in with one of the progenitors of the form, the 1925 Phantom of the Opera.

As always you can read the full reviews over at Cinema Dual. In the meantime, smoke ’em if you got ’em…

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Blood Red: Hooptober 9.0: Week One

It may seem like a slow start to 2022’s edition of the Hooptober Marathon, but in my defense it didn’t kickoff until Thursday this year, and I’m leaving for a baptism this morning so I only got four films in for Week One. Not too bad though, because we kick off with the silent classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, move on up to some delicious YA horror courtesy of executive producer Guillermo del Toro with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, then move on to a 70s oddity that’s much better than its name – Mako: The Jaws of Death – implies before ending with Ti West’s breakout sensation X.

We’re already making some slight changes to the list (now that I’m all in on X I might revisit some Ti West films and catch Pearl while it’s in theaters) so let’s jump into those quick summaries and see if anything grabs you and drags you under the bed. This year you can read the full reviews over on Cinema Dual, the site I share with my buddy Jon. In the meantime, smoke ’em if you got ’em…

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Blood Red: Hooptober 8.0 is Here to Pull You Out of The Pumpkin(head) Patch

Hey, we all thought we’d be in a better place after the shitbucket year that was 2020, amiright? Well, looks like delta variants and Taliban takeovers and our previous president spending 9/11 doing PPV boxing commentary, 2021 ain’t shaping up to be much better. Good thing we have another year of mayhem and carnage in the shape of horror movies to slack your thirst for blood, vengeance, ghouls and goblins.

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Blood Red: Hoop-Tober Se7en is Back to Inject Your Mind With That Sweet Blue Juice

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Look, the world is horrific enough without me trying to ratchet this intro up a notch in an effort to psych you up for what is blood soaked return of the seventh – that’s right: SEVENTH – round of horror saturation that is Blood Red, back again and under the gun to review as many horror films as possible for you the discerning and macabre audience…  Continue reading

Blood Red: Hoop-Tober 6(66) is Back to Haunt You With the Chair Tower

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Walk a little faster. Try not to think about the ominous sounds of gnawing coming from the dark, or the disjointed, wicked shadows splayed on walls lit only by a dim and fast fading street light. And whatever you do, for God’s sake don’t look behind you as Blood Red returns once again, coming closer and closer… Continue reading